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June 13, 2014

Wash. agency switching fare collection to decrease fraud

The magnetic strip technology would require the replacement of all fareboxes, many of which are more than 20 years old. The agency plans to pay for it with a $2 million federal grant.


April 22, 2014

TriMet police make arrest in ticket fraud case

Suspect may have forged more than one thousand passes over the past several months.


October 23, 2012

FTA tells Chicago Transit to change mileage claims

Said the Chicago Transit Authority collected more federal aid than it should have after inflating mileage covered by its bus routes. Ordered the agency to revise its 2011 tally of revenue-producing miles and change the way it counts mileage from now on.


October 18, 2012

Report: Chicago transit over-reported bus mileage

Cause of Action, a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group, claims the Chicago Transit Authority may have inflated by up to $150 million the federal funding it received since 1982 by "fraudulently over-reporting" the number of miles buses travel while in service.


September 28, 2012

More fraudulent U.S. DOT letters ask for bank info

An attempt to obtain banking information from the targeted motor carriers, they appear to be from the U.S. DOT Procurement Office. They are signed by a fictitious name — Julie Weynel, senior procurement officer — who is not an employee of U.S. DOT.


August 21, 2012

N.Y. MTA workers charged with faking signal inspections

According to prosecutors, dummy barcodes were allegedly stashed in one of the MTA worker's lockers to use in order to fabricate inspections instead of being affixed to signal equipment in order to ensure that the work is done.


March 28, 2012

Fraudulent U.S. DOT letters ask for bank info

Letters dated March 16, 2012 attempting to obtain banking information are circulating among motor carriers. They are signed by a fictitious name of "Julie Weynel – Senior Procurement Officer.


March 6, 2012

Long Island Rail credit card system combats fraud

Credit card fraud at ticket machines peaked in May of last year before installation of the new system, which requires customers to provide their zip code as part of the verification process. The rail service expects to save over $5 million.


December 15, 2011

MBTA conductor honored for uncovering fare fraud scheme

Investigation began in March of the possible production and sale of illegal MBTA passes after Conductor John Slyman noticed that a customer's monthly pass appeared to be the wrong color.


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